Yup, you read that right, I left my heart in the big Apple.
I'm sitting writing this post in the lounge from JFK, so technically I've not even left the country yet but I already feel like there's a whole in my heart. YES I'm being melodramatic but I JUST LOVE NYC, K?! And so, that's why I'm sitting here making online purchases to make myself feel better LOLZ.
I've come to the end of my 6 day solo trip to New York; which you guessed it, is my favourite city in the world. I honestly had the BEST time, and oh boy do I have SO much content to share with you all, there's going to be lots of tips and advice about solo travel coming right your way gal pals.
But right now, I need to talk to you about my love for the city, how it feels like home and how it will be my home one day.
I wandered the city until my feet had blisters (and epically stacked it on the snow.. TWICE), I walked the Brooklyn Bridge, worked from the NY public library, watched a show on broadway, read three books during my trip, browsed MoMa on a Sunday afternoon, ate Shake Shack, shopped, then shopped a little more. I honestly had the most epic adventure and it honestly wouldn't have been the same if I hadn't of travelled alone, it just felt so right.
I spent six days getting to know the city, to understand the subway (TBF not sure even a New Yorker fully understands how that bad boy works!), learnt the districts - learnt were I loved, and where I didn't love so much, at the end of the six days I was talking about districts and subway stations like they were home. But the thing is, I had my bearings and I knew where I was going. And I loved it.
It felt like home.
Ever since I was a little girl, one of my biggest dreams has been to live in NYC. I remember always thinking - I'll live there one day. That big city, with bright lights, that never sleeps. One day I'll call that place home.
And whether it's for 3 months or 3 years, I'm determined to call that place my home, to really get to grips with the city and live it like a local. That's why this year I'm making it my mission, to work hard; save harder and I'm even more in love with the idea calling that city home.
Because, home is essentially where the heart is, and New York; you'll always be home to me! <3
Do you have a dream to live abroad one day? Where is your dream destination to live? Have you been to NYC before or travelled solo?